Canada breached a stubborn Cameroon defence to win their FIFA Women’s World Cup opener 1-0 on Tuesday (IST) at the La Mosson stadium.

Kadeisha Buchanan who plays centre back for her country, scored the match winning goal for Canada in the 45th minute of the match. Cameroon, the 46th ranked side in the world, put up a phenomenal display of defensive football but were outdone by a superior forward line up of the Canada team.

Although Canada managed to win but given the standards they have set for themselves, they were still hungry for more goals.

However, at the end of it all, Canada managed to grab three points. But the world of football witnessed a great game, courtesy an excellent fight from Cameroon.

The Canadians seemed to try too hard for a picture-perfect goal when only a shot on target would have given them the desired result. In trying too hard, Canada somehow managed only one – which turned out to be enough on the day.

Canada will hope for an improved performance despite the win, while Cameroon will look to work on their goal-scoring ability to put up a much fierce battle in their next outing.

In FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, Canada will face New Zealand on 16 June, Sunday, while Cameroon are scheduled to take on Netherlands on 15 June, Saturday.